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02/27/15

Chris Cullen appointed CEO of Lagos

Chris Cullen has been promoted to CEO of Lagos while founder Steven Lagos, who has run the company since 1977, will focus on being chairman and creative director.

02/26/15

Fla. jeweler Mark Levinson found dead

Levinson Jewelers founder Mark Levinson was found dead in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, authorities said. He was 60 years old.

02/26/15

WJA announces In the Know lineup

Consumer trends, the bridal industry and leadership are among the topics that will be covered at the organization’s annual conference next month.

02/25/15

Salma Hayek poses for Pomellato

Italian fine jewelry brand Pomellato has named Academy Award-nominated actress Salma Hayek as the face of the brand, featuring her at the center of its newest ad campaign.

02/25/15

Stuller announces Bridge conference schedule

Back for its sixth year, the Bridge events will focus on helping retail jewelers do better business. 

02/24/15

The ‘cash for gold trend’ reverses

Consumers are loving gold once again, with the U.S. recording its best fourth quarter for jewelry demand since 2009 and “distress selling” on the decline.

02/24/15

Desire to save tax refunds hits 12-year high

Nearly half of all Americans who expect to receive a tax refund this year will put that money into savings instead of spending it, the National Retail Federation said. 

02/23/15

What you might have missed

Frederick Goldman’s plans for Scott Kay and the Jewelry Coach’s seven tips on creating customer love proved to be the most popular stories on NationalJeweler.com last week.

02/23/15

After 30 years in business, Fragments to close

The New York City institution known for launching the careers of some of the industry’s most well-known designers is breaking up.